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Health Ministry announces change in corona virus report; Ad already has reviews

In the first and foremost phase of the pandemic, COVID-19 was discussed daily and even provided updated data on infections, tests and deaths, with programs broadcast on television and radio. That is, from 6 March 2020 to 30 April 2022.

In what can be called the second phase, data started being reported every Wednesday. The first of these reports was released on Thursday, May 5, 2022. From then until January 5, virus figures were reported every Thursday.

This dynamic will change as per the latest announcement by the Ministry of Health and Social Security.

“We take this opportunity to inform you that the next report on the disease in the country will be given on January 18 (Wednesday) after certain points agreed between the INS and the Ministry of Health”, announced.

“From that day on, reports shall be made every Wednesday and shall be reported every Wednesday, taking into account the internationally agreed epidemiological weeks, which run from Sunday to Saturday, ie every Wednesday with a cut-off on the previous Saturday.” He added portfolio communications to the research team.

This was the format in which the Ministry of Health and Social Security issued data on the epidemic in Colombia. The picture matches with the report dated June 5, 2020. – Photo: Ministry of Health

In this regard, the epidemiologist is in conversation with Jaime Ordónez Week He expressed that it is a decision that affects the quality of information available and the actions that can be taken from there. He insisted that there are data to be taken into account.

“COVID-19 was the third cause of death in Colombia this week, surpassed only by acute myocardial infarction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The positivity rate (proportion of positive tests) in Colombia this week was 20.9%, more than four times the value recommended by the WHO (5%). The underreporting of new cases of COVID-19 in Colombia this week is close to 80%, meaning that four out of five new cases were not identified this week,” they wrote in their most recent weekly report.

Jaime Ordoñez, Health Expert And Epidemiologist.
Jaime Ordoñez, health expert and epidemiologist. – Photo: Provided by the interviewer.

“The alert is on”: Health Minister Carolina Corcho reiterates invitation to get vaccinated against COVID-19

After Colombia managed to vaccinate 70% of its population against COVID-19, vaccination coverage has slowed to the point that there have been weeks in which fewer than 15,000 daily doses are administered.

In comparison, more doses were reported since the National Immunization Plan (PNV) was launched, with up to 560,000 injections given in a single day.

On this subject, Health Minister Carolina Corcho said that Citizens have lost perception of risk in the face of threats Which still covers the spread of the coronavirus in Colombia. In turn, they have reiterated the message that world health officials have given: that the pandemic is not over and that care measures need to be strengthened.

Minister Carolina Corcho Asked To Increase Vaccination.
The minister informed that only 20 lakh people have got the fourth booster anticovid dose. – Photo: Ministry of Health

“In November and December we had a slight increase in moderate cases. And at this point we’ve already had two weeks of downtrends. The alert is on, however, as we continue to submit to mortals. Above all, people over the age of 60 without vaccination plans or with incomplete plans”, indicated the high official of the Petro government.

And he said that, for now, only two million people in the entire national territory have had anti-Covid booster doses, once the full vaccination plan is implemented.

Therefore, they recalled that vaccines have been shown to be effective in preventing severe COVID-19 and are safe to administer in all age groups as authorized by national government bodies.

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